The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Tyler J Rivenbark & The Institute for Human Creativity — San Francisco, CA

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Meet Tyler Rivenbark, Project Lead, for Tree of Life coming to Black Rock City, 2018.  This major art build will be 110 feet tall and will have a central atrium as the trunk that will invite participants to experience the wonders of the tree and reveal its story as we explore its interior and exterior.  Tyler talks both technically and esoterically about his project. The building stages are getting underway soon. and is one of this year’s BRC Honoraria Grant projects. This will not cover all of the costs so they are  looking for people to join their community and support this project. Learn how you can get involved and how you can contribute. The donations are tax deductible. As of March, Tyler is currently seeking to fill leads for departments such as graphic designer, marketing and brand strategist, videographer, construction and event planner.

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Links associated with this podcast

Human Creativity and their Tree of LIfe Project – Donate here.

Institute for Human Creativity

Thing From The Future (Unesco Futures Game we facilitated with Tom Laporte at the GLC)

Video on Cross Laminated Timber

Largest Wood Building — 70 stories over 1,100 feet being built in Tokyo

Social Media:  facebook page

Email Tyler at

Architectural rendering by Daniel Dobson, Architect

Introduction music from Alkaline Podcast #AO42 featuring Crescendoll of Wülfpack and DeepAura Music

The Solacii – A Sacred Space at Radical Ritual

The Solacii – A Sacred Space at Radical Ritual

 by Tigre Bailando & Anastazia Louise Aranaga


Join Super Suz while she talks with three artists who are related through their deeply creative practice as they talk about their art project called The Solacii.  It combines elements of immersive architecture, textiles and sound design.  The Solacii is a 21’ tall sculpture of an ancient mythical being with many hands and faces which opens its body as a womb-like sanctuary for participants  to use for meditation, intimate gatherings, and personal ritual.


Photography by Sari Blum

Artist Guests, Tigre Bailando and  Anastazia Louise Aranaga.  Also a guest, Gala Martíka Aranaga who created the sound design for The Solacii with F’kir Eldercake (mentioned).

Background music on this podcast sponsored by Alkaline Podcast Episode 41 with Trey Courtney of San Francisco.

Links associated with this podcast

The Solacii 

Tigre Bailando

Bad Unkl Sista

Fundraising page

Burning Man Journal shares about The Solacii

Sari Blum Photography

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David Hill talks with Photographer, Leori Gill

Guest Host, David Hill, talks with Leori Gill about photography

David Hill is back with more Burning Man photography talk.  This time, we talk with photographer, Leori Gill.  She started with black and white film back in 1996.  Recently, she has been  photographing large art projects the start to right down to the finished burn on the playa.    You may have even seen her photograph on one of Burning Man’s Thank You cards.  Or, maybe you had your photo take at the Just Shoot Me in the Dust Photo Booth at Ebb and Glow Village.  If you’ve recently attended a swanky event in San Francisco, Leori may have captured your swankiness so that years from now,  you can show your grandchildren just how amazing you were. Leori talks about photography and a few other topics on this podcast.   Correction: The reference to the BM holiday card was meant to be a thank you card.

Co-Produced with David Hill, photographer and guest host

Photography by Leori Gill

Music by  DJ DÉNOUEMENT [DEEP FREQUENCIEZ], Session A038 on Alkaline Podcast found at

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Dazzle! Brings it to BRC

Meet Dazzle!, a 14 year burner who has been bringing you BRC Wheels on Meals for the last 7 years to feed the art build crews of Black Rock City during build week armed with a microwave on a flat-bed trailer and a spork.  Her recent project, Stair Ramps to Heaven, is expanding and she’ll tell you how you can help make  ramps to help mobility challenged burners get on art cars.  Lastly, she’ll talk to us about a new game for the playa that will have you spinning in circles trying to get you and your camp mates out of camp and finally on to the playa.  It’s non-stop action with Dazzle! She’s great at figuring out how to bring her projects out to the playa.  

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Photograph by Dazzle and Friends

Music by CRASSXAVIER from Session A038 on Alkaline Podcast found at burnerpodcast.comt

Links associated with this podcast

BRC Wheels on Meals fb page

Camp Go Nowhere- Circle of Necessities fb page

Stair Ramp to Heaven Fundraiser Page

Dazzle’s email:

Ryan Montgomery & his CNC Art

yan “Ruckus” Montgomery is the founder and lead designer of large scale art production company, Geary and Hyde Design, that uses large CNC machines in his process. He learned a lot of what he knows from participating at Burning Man. Among his big projects includes the Dustfish theme camp stage for 2015 and 2016, the decor and signage for Ice Pyrates in 2017, as well as collaborating with other artists on installations at large events in San Francisco, including the 2017 Artumnal Gathering. He also creates custom, commissioned artwork. Ryan talks about what he is learning as he develops a design business that continues to make amazing art while making a living in the Bay Area.

Photography by Ryan Montgomery

Photography by Ryan Montgomery

Music by Duckman on Soundcloud

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Red Earth Radio from Australia

Red Earth Radio FM (RERFM) is an FM station for Australia’s largest burn called Burning Seed.    TeeJay Man, aka Hotwire, tells us how it all started with a folding table, a tiny FM transmitter, a shade structure and  3 microphones with a mixer. Now they are online and have an actual studio with a licensed FM station.

Photograph by Jesseca Diskobaal

Music by Duckman on Soundcloud

Links associated with this podcast

Burning Seed, Australia

Support Everready with a limited-time fundraiser

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The Flower Tower at Black Rock City

Designer, Builder and Artist, Kevin Clark from Reared In Steel, has created amazing art projects for Burning Man, including the Rhino Redemption art car, Medusa Madness for Carnival of Mirrors 2015 and brought back for Da Vinci’s Workshop 2016. He also created Guardiano Leon for Da Vinci’s Workshop 2016, and Flower Tower at Radical Ritual, 2107. The Flower Tower is an 80 foot tall metal structure ornately decorated by thousands of painted metal flowers, some of which blew fire. His partner, Michelle Ramatici, oins us. Our conversation includes what it is like to bring out large, metal art sculptures to Black Rock City and how they engaged their local communities to help create their art. Photographraphy by Yi Yang

Music by Duckman on Soundcloud

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